Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Question(s) for the day

How many accomplished novelists do you know of, who later went on to pen fairly technical works on epistemology, the most difficult subject in philosophy?

Such a phenomenon seems highly unusual.  What qualities of mind would have to be involved to pull that sort of thing off?  Could such qualities go unappreciated by many people over a long period of time for one reason or another?